Month: June 2017

Dad Paul’s moonwalk to salute brave son, Ynyr

A father-of-two is bravely battling a brain tumour for a second time. Ynyr Yaxley’s sheer coolness and courage have inspired his father, Paul, to take part in an overnight marathon hike in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity. The circular 26-mile route, which starts and ends at the Eagles pub in Llanuwchllyn, will take the […]

New contracts manager at Anwyl Homes

Steven Wyman, from Kinmel Bay, has been promoted by Anwyl Homes to the position of Contracts Manager. Steven, who was previously a site manager for Anwyl Homes, is now responsible for the construction team, including site managers and assistant site managers, labourers, forklift truck drivers, apprentices, sub-contractors and utility providers on a number of sites. […]

Knight at the opera’s amazing year

Sir Bryn Terfel has described how being knighted by the Queen was one of the proudest days of his life – along with the birth of his first daughter. The globally renowned bass baritone was speaking ahead of his appearance at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod where he’ll be starring in a special production of the […]

Expanding North Wales firm wants to be top of the league with Bertie

A North Wales merchandising firm that provides Premier League sportswear is aiming for the big time by expanding and recruiting more staff. Sional Promotional Merchandise Ltd has invested more than £8,000 in a new top-of-the range Brother embroidery machine, with the cost part-funded with a grant from Conwy County Borough Council. The new machine, which […]

Boxing clever – container storage company branches out into sales

A containerised self-storage company has invested £100,000 in an articulated lorry and a crane to launch a new arm of the business – selling and delivering the iconic steel boxes. As part of their expansion plans, Lock Stock Self-Storage, which is based in Denbigh, are now offering a range of containers for sale starting at […]

Mega prize attracts record number of the world’s best young singers

Twenty four of the world’s best young singers are flocking to North Wales to compete for a prestigious new international prize. Competitors from as far afield as Switzerland, the Philippines, the USA and China will be competing for the title of International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Thursday, July […]

International trailer firm makes it a happy 70th birthday for festival

Europe’s leading trailer maker has boosted the 70th anniversary celebrations of Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. The Flintshire-based company is sponsoring one of the main outside stages at the festival where Wales meets the world in an annual melting pot of music, colour and culture. The week-long event, which was founded in 1947 in the aftermath […]

Construction in Wales faces a skills time bomb warns leading builder

The Welsh construction industry faces a skills time bomb as an aging workforce heads towards retirement, a leading building industry figure has warned. Tom Anwyl, Director of Anwyl Construction, which currently has over £100 million of projects on its books and which is building in several  areas of the county, is concerned for the future […]

GISDA honoured for work with homeless young people

A Gwynedd homelessness charity which has seen its workload rocket by 2500 per cent since its foundation almost 40 years ago has received a special award. GISDA, based in Caernarfon, were presented with the Welsh Language Champions trophy by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones at his annual Community Awards at the Kinmel […]

Marianne masters the harp so she can play happy 100th birthday to her father

A loving daughter plucked at the heart strings by learning the harp just so she could play Happy Birthday to her father as he celebrated his 100th birthday. Retired education lecturer Marianne Jones, 72, from Menai Bridge, on Anglesey, spent months picking up the basics of the traditional Welsh instrument in time for the big […]